Who is hope edelman?

Famous quotes containing the words edelman and/or hope:

    It is [children] who are God’s presence, promise and hope for mankind.
    —Marian Wright Edelman (late 20th–century)

    To many men much-wandering hope comes as a boon, but to many others it is the deception of vain desires.
    Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.)